BPJS Ketenagakerjaan's new $1 billion defined benefit scheme is moving to a more aggressive investment allocation in equities as it seeks to raise its returns.
The insurer wants to be able to offer unit-linked products that invest 100% in offshore-focused sharia funds. Separately, it is looking to raise its corporate bond exposure.
Senior executives at the Canadian insurer’s Malaysian and Philippine units explain how risk capital charges will further exacerbate the investment challenges they face.
JP Morgan Asset Management's new sub-advisory partnership with Indonesian fund firm Mandiri Investasi may herald more such deals, amid growing local demand for global assets.
Lombard Odier has struck a new partnership with the Philippines' UnionBank and it is now eyeing other markets in Southeast Asia, says the firm's Asia head of private banking.
The country's planned sovereign fund is seen as a way to channel investment more efficiently and make local SOEs more efficient, but foreign asset managers could lose business to local players.
Islamic assets under management in Southeast Asia have shrunk, but less sharply than the global trend, according to AsianInvestor research. What's in store for this segment?
AsianInvestor presents its annual list of managers of Islamic funds. Their overall AUM fell 12.2% last year, but alternatives were a bright spot. More analysis of the data is to come.
Four foreign houses with onshore operations are targeting sharia product launches after rules were relaxed, in a sign that the country is opening up. Regular mutual funds could be next.
Singapore's DBS and Canada's Manulife kicked off their 15-year bancassurance agreement by announcing plans to strengthen their electronic distribution platform.
The Singaporean bank's private equity unit has closed its debut fund ahead of expectations. Strong demand raises the possibility that PE investors see buying opportunities amid the current market unrest.
CSRC seeks Connect trading records; EY drops appeal over audit paper; MAS sets out new consumer protection rules; Thai fund industry to offer riskier products; and Singapore regulator forms fintech group.
Maybank Asset Management has hired Denny Thaher to be the new head of its Indonesian operation. The Malaysia-headquartered firm has also made a number of senior hires in a bid to boost its AUM.
Deutsche AWM names client chief; Saratoga appoints president director; UBS hires China head; Vontobel boosts Asia team; Symmetry adds managers; Alpine River hires trader; and Contineo gets operations chief.
SSGA's Asia chief resigns; CIC subsidiary loses president; Citi appoints Philippines head; Vanguard relocates director to Singapore; JLL boosts China investment team; and SC Lowy hires bond chief.
The attraction of the internet is luring high-net-worth Asians away from wealth managers as they look for investment opportunities in blogs and social media, raising questions over traditional sources of advice.
Today we reveal the best managers for hedged strategies and private markets, alongside fund house of the year across 14 markets. Tomorrow we announce marquee award winners.
The fund house is assessing the prospects of establishing its first offices in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in order to support Southeast Asian growth. Offices could open within two years if they get the go-ahead.
In an exclusive interview with AsianInvestor, Budianto, Bank Indonesia's head of reserve management, discusses the possibility of new investments and the central bank's use of external managers.
Ramona Santiago, head of reserve management, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas